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Burning Tree Mastodon Excavation Site in Licking County, Ohio, 1989

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Dataset Reference Date
2016-08-31
Info Date
1989-12-13

Summary

The Burning Tree Mastodon (Mammut americanum) excavation site at the Burning Tree Golf Course south of Heath in Licking Township, Licking County, Ohio. The Burning Tree Mastodon is one of the most complete specimens of a mastodon found to date. It was discovered on December 12, 1989, during excavation for a pond on the course. Most of the skeleton had been recovered within three days of the initial find in what was probably a peat bog formed from a small kettle lake. Five casts were made from the original specimen skeleton before it was sold to a museum in Japan. The image was taken by Michael C. Hansen on December 13, 1989. The location given is the entrance to the Burning Tree Golf Course.

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For more information, please contact Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Address: 2045 Morse Rd., Columbus, OH 43229. Phone: 614-265-6576, E-mail: geo.survey@dnr.state.oh.us, Web: www.ohiogeology.com.

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Collection of Photographic Slides and Historic Photos from Ohio
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Ohio_NGGDPP_metadatafields_final.csv

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  • S34.08.003.tif

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title Parent-57f2863ae4b0bc0bebfff9b8 Burning Tree Mastodon Excavation Site in Licking County, Ohio, 1989

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alternateGeometryLicking County (Ohio), Heath (Ohio), Thornville 7.5-minute Quadrangle

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